RECENT CASE WINS
Our clients come to us for results. At Goldstein Bender & Romanoff, we work tirelessly to achieve the results you deserve.
Here are a few of the recent wins.
7.73 Million Dollars
In this medical malpractice birth injury case, Goldstein Bender & Romanoff initiated a suit against a local Chicago Hospital on behalf of a child who suffered birth injuries, and was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. After years of grueling litigation, the attorneys at Goldstein Bender & Romanoff resolved the matter, which ensures that this poor child will receive 7.7 million dollars to help her advance through life as a disabled individual.
4.5 Million Dollars
In this premises liability action, our client descended a stairwell without handrails or lighting. The landlord was aware of the defects, but took no action to remedy them. Our client suffered a devastating head injury that placed him in a coma and caused permanent brain damage. Goldstein Bender & Romanoff obtained a judgment in the amount of $4,531,987.86.
4.47 Million Dollars
Goldstein Bender & Romanoff secured a plaintiff’s verdict for $4,473,527.00 in a medical malpractice case involving a misdiagnosis of lupus and failure to diagnose HIV. The defense made no offer on the case. This verdict will enable the plaintiff to obtain the much needed care she will require for the rest of her life.
3.43 Million Dollars
Goldstein Bender & Romanoff obtained a verdict on behalf of a man who lost his leg when a delivery truck pinned him between the truck and a loading dock. The Defendant aggressively defended the action and made no offer throughout the course of the litigation.
2.2 Million Dollars
In this hybrid construction negligence and workers’ compensation matter, Goldstein Bender & Romanoff obtained a recovery for a construction worker after he fell through an unprotected skylight during a warehouse renovation. He suffered multiple fractures in both arms. Working in tandem, Goldstein Bender & Romanoff’s complex litigation and workers’ compensation departments ensured that the plaintiff will have enough money to not only retire, but to receive medical care for the rest of his life.
2 Million Dollars
In this hybrid medical malpractice/medical device case, Goldstein Bender & Romanoff resolved a claim for a woman injured in a hospital when her surgeon improperly inserted a vena cava filter in an attempt to catch a blood clot. Unfortunately, the surgeon and hospital lacked the knowledge to understand the implications of inserting the filter as he did, and the device manufacturer failed to adequately inform the surgeon of the danger. This claim settled for 2 million dollars.
1.9 Million Dollars
In this hybrid product liability and workers’ compensation matter, Goldstein Bender & Romanoff resolved a claim for a woman injured when an outdated punch press amputated 6 of her fingers. In the product liability case, the plaintiff alleged that light curtains installed on the machine failed to warn of an inherent dead zone that left a space where a worker could unknowingly place their hands while working on the machine. In other words, the safety mechanism created a false sense of safety that failed to inform the worker that she was in danger. Goldstein Bender & Romanoff secured $1,900,000.00 to compensate the plaintiff and to pay for her medical bills.
In this nursing home negligence case, Goldstein Bender & Romanoff obtained a significant confidential settlement due to bed sores an 86 year old woman suffered when a nursing home allegedly failed to take appropriate action to care for its vulnerable resident.
1.35 Million Dollars
In this hybrid construction negligence and worker’s compensation matter, Goldstein Bender & Romanoff obtained a recovery for a construction worker and his wife after the construction worker was struck by a fork lift a construction site. He suffered a protruding disc at L5-S1, which required fusion surgery. His wife suffered a loss of consortium.
In this medical malpractice case, Goldstein Bender & Romanoff recovered $900,000.00 on behalf of a 65 year old man. The plaintiff suffered from diabetic retinopathy involving his right eye, which resulted in macular edema. In order to treat this disease, the plan was to administer Avastin via a series of intravitrial injections. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant physician performed an intravitrial injection without using an antiseptic, which greatly increased the risk of infection. Furthermore, the plaintiff alleged that the physician performed the injection by manually holding the plaintiff’s eye open with his fingers, rather than using a lid speculum. The plaintiff’s eye became infected and he was left blind in his right eye.
In this nursing home neglect case, Goldstein Bender & Romanoff obtained a significant settlement after two nursing homes, owned by a single parent company, allegedly caused its vulnerable client to sustain debilitating bed sores and attended infections.
In this hybrid medical malpractice/construction negligence matter, Goldstein Bender & Romanoff obtained a significant settlement for the death of a 70 year old man who died in the operating room when aspirgillus fungus entered the operating room and affixed to the man’s heart during open heart surgery. Despite this law suit’s extreme complexity, and the virtual impossibility in determining how the fungus entered the room, creative legal theory and vigorous advocacy won the day.
Goldstein Bender & Romanoff obtained a significant recovery for the death of an intoxicated 16 year old boy who fell to his death while trespassing in a recently purchased dilapidated building. The owners were aware of teenage trespassers, but took no action to secure the site. After protracted litigation, the case settled for $750,000.00.
Goldstein Bender & Romanoff obtained a significant recovery against Chicagoland Educational Institution on behalf of a female student athlete who suffered an exertional heat stroke during preseason training. The student athlete was diagnosed with rhabdomyolisis in addition to her heat stroke, and subsequently developed postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). The plaintiff alleged that the Defendant negligently required high intensity conditioning exercises in hot conditions, and that the athletic training staff failed to timely and effectively implement necessary cooling procedures that would have prevented her subsequent injuries.
In this medical malpractice action, Goldstein Bender & Romanoff obtained a significant confidential settlement for the suicide of a man while an inpatient at a hospital for suicidal ideation. The hospital defended the action saying it was the man’s fault. However, a former employee blew the whistle on the defense, and the hospital settled shortly thereafter.
Goldstein Bender & Romanoff obtained a significant arbitration award as a result of back injuries sustained in successive car accidents months apart. Each defendant blamed the other for the injuries, but Goldstein, Bender & Romanoff claimed indivisible injuries, and Plaintiff prevailed.
In this medical malpractice action, Goldstein Bender & Romanoff recovered $550,000.00 for a man who suffered facial nerve paralysis after undergoing a parotidectomy. The attorneys at Goldstein Bender & Romanoff alleged that the surgeon needlessly sacrificed the facial nerve.
Goldstein Bender & Romanoff recovered this sizeable settlement on behalf of a man who suffered facial fractures after entering traffic mid-block and struck by a car who was in reverse.
In this medical malpractice action, Goldstein Bender & Romanoff obtained a significant settlement against the United States of America for a mother who lost her child while pregnant. With only an autopsy revealing port wine colored blood, the attorneys at Goldstein Bender & Romanoff connected the dots to pinpoint the alleged cause of the intrauterine fetal demise–a failure to treat gestational diabetes.
In this fire case, Goldstein Bender & Romanoff secured $362,000.00 above the available $100,000.00 insurance policy limit for a young man who suffered severe burns running into a burning building to save an elderly couple.
In this nursing home negligence case, Goldstein Bender & Romanoff obtained a significant settlement against a local nursing home for failing to send its resident to the hospital after showing clear signs and symptoms of infection. The elderly resident went into septic shock and died.
In this premises liability case, Goldstein Bender & Romanoff obtained a significant award for a 75 year old man who sustained a back injury when he slipped and fell on a natural accumulation of ice. Illinois provides that landowners have no duty to remove natural accumulations of ice and snow. However, the attorneys at Goldstein, Bender & Romanoff filed suit alleging a breach of contract claim based on the Plaintiff’s status as a third party beneficiary to a snow and ice removal contract that contained a provision requiring the area to be completely clear of ice and snow. After repeated and hotly contested motion practice, the Defendants settled the cause after the presiding judge found that Illinois law supported Plaintiff’s novel theory.
In this nursing home abuse case, Goldstein Bender & Romanoff obtained a significant recovery for the estate of a 95 year old woman who was discovered at her nursing home with full thickness perforations in her anal canal. There were no witnesses and the plaintiff suffered from dementia and could not speak. Even without the instrumentality that caused the harm, the attorneys at Goldstein Bender & Romanoff prosecuted the case under a novel Res Ipsa theory and won the day.
With only $17,000.00 in medical treatment, Goldstein Bender & Romanoff recovered $265,000.00 for a 75 year old woman who was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia after being hit by a car while walking in a cross-walk.
In this nursing home negligence case, a nursing home resident suffered an allegedly preventable heart attack due to the alleged negligence of the nursing where she resided.
In this premises liability case, a security guard suffered head injuries when he fell down poorly constructed steps at a plant. Goldstein Bender & Romanoff maintained a cause of action against the plant for its failures to comply with OSHA safety standards. With only $50,000.00 in medical bills, the matter settled for $225,000.00.
In this nursing home negligence case, Goldstein Bender & Romanoff secured a significant sum for a 98 year old woman who fell at a nursing home due to the alleged negligence of the nursing home staff.